Big Brother Mzansi.
Screengrab: Twitter/Big Brother Mzansi
- M-Net has announced the fifth season of Big Brother Mzansi.
- This comes seven years after season four aired.
- The broadcaster promises that it will be ‘as exciting,
entertaining and action-packed as ever.’
Following the success of Big Brother Naija, MultiChoice
confirms that the pay-TV service and M-Net are reviving Big Brother Mzansi
after seven years for another South African season.
“The MultiChoice Group and Banijay are pleased to
announce that the much-loved Big Brother Mzansi will be making its highly anticipated
return to your screens soon, and it promises to be as exciting, entertaining
and action-packed as ever,” MultiChoice and M-Net’s local entertainment
division says in a statement.
It’s not yet clear whether Big Brother Mzansi that will run
as a 24/7 stream, will be just a dedicated DStv TV channel with highlight
programmes running on M-Net’s Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) channel, or whether it
will be a property running exclusively on MultiChoice’s video streaming service
M-Net and Endemol did the first season of Big Brother South
Africa exactly 20 years ago in 2001 with Mark Pilgrim as the host.
Following two seasons of Big Brother SA and a Celebrity Big
Brother season for South Africa, the reality show switched and rebranded to Big
Brother Mzansi with a Big Brother Mzansi: Secrets season in 2014 and a Big
Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble season in 2015.
MultiChoice and M-Net’s Africa Magic division then did nine
seasons of Big Brother Africa as a pan-African version with contestants from
various African countries between 2003 and 2014.
There have so far been six seasons of Big Brother Naija 2006
and the just-concluded 6th season, with a 7th season that will definitely
follow for DStv subscribers in 2022.
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